Music: Tubaman

The tuba, grandfather grunt of all brass instruments, weighs about 40 Ib. It has over six yards of tubing. It has to ride in baggage cars. Its master has to have the heart and lungs of an athlete. Yet he is considered a very ordinary fellow compared with the long-haired violinist who sits up front in the orchestra, runs a bow over a set of strings without much physical exertion. As if tubamen did not have a hard enough time already, big William Bell of the Cincinnati Symphony recently invented a still more demanding...

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